The Johannes Art Gallery is situated in Joubert Park, which is surrounded by all the inner city buzz and taxi ranks. The gallery was designed by the world renowned British architect, the late Sir Edwin Lutyens who is famous for his magnificent designs throughout the UK. The gallery’s main aim is to contribute meaningfully to the appreciation of visual culture in a multicultural society. There is plenty of art on display, that line the inner walls of the gallery. It is a free admission for all gallery, where you can simple walk in and let your eyes do the talking. Exhibitions are held throughout the year.
At one corner of the gallery, there is a permanent exhibition of the late Jackson Hlungwane art which kept me lingering around for much longer. Looking at his art made me appreciate the time I took to visit the gallery, as I don’t have a good eye for art but I could see how can one learn to love art. The artist described his works as having a sense of “sculptural lyricism”, since it incorporated traditional elements and his christian beliefs.
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cnr Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park. Entrance in King George Street